Silver Viking Penny

A silver Viking penny found near the Newark area in Lincolnshire

This is a silver penny of a type know as the St Peter Sword/Cross type. It bears an inscription to St Peter of York (c. 905-927 CE) and was minted at York between 921 and 927 CE. Viking rulers in the Danelaw eventually took up the Anglo-Saxon practice of minting coins which helped legitimise their authority.

Object Type

Coin

Date

921 — 927

Ascribed Culture

Original/Reproduction

Original

Material

Collection

Viking Objects

Current Location

Private Ownership

Keywords

coin, Lincolnshire, silver, trade, Viking

Further information

You can see the original at Private Ownership.

Acknowledgements

(c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Portable Antiquities Scheme